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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Eleotridae Sleepers
Subfamily: Eleotrinae
Genus: Eleotris

(See list of species below)



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30 species (see list below)

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Photo by Murdy, E.O./Ferraris, C.J., Jr.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Eleotris acanthopoma Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Murdy, E.O./Ferraris, C.J., Jr.
 
Eleotris acanthopoma
[Spinecheek gudgeon]

Photo by Holm, E.

North to South America
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL
Eleotris amblyopsis (Cope, 1871)

Photo by Holm, E.
 
Eleotris amblyopsis
[Large-scaled spinycheek sleeper]
No picture found
Asia

 
Eleotris andamensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Eleotris annobonensis
[]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Eleotris aquadulcis
[Freshwater gudgeon]
No picture found
Asia.

 
Eleotris balia
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Eleotris brachyurus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 12.1 cm TL

 
Eleotris daganensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Eleotris fasciatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 22.4 cm TL

 
Eleotris feai
[]

Photo by Appleby, C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Eleotris fusca (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Appleby, C.
 
Eleotris fusca
[Dusky sleeper]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Eleotris lutea
[Lutea sleeper]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Eleotris macrocephala
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Eleotris macrolepis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Africa
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Eleotris mauritiana Bennett, 1832

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Eleotris mauritiana
[Widehead sleeper]

Photo by CAFS

Africa, Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Eleotris melanosoma Bleeker, 1853

Photo by CAFS
 
Eleotris melanosoma
[Broadhead sleeper]
No picture found
Asia

 
Eleotris melanura
[]

Photo by CAFS

Asia.
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Eleotris oxycephala Temminck & Schlegel, 1845

Photo by CAFS
 
Eleotris oxycephala
[]

Photo by Ravelomanana, T.

Africa
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Eleotris pellegrini Maugé, 1984

Photo by Ravelomanana, T.
 
Eleotris pellegrini
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Eleotris perniger
[Smallscaled spinycheek sleeper]

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.

North to South America
Max. Length 44 cm SL
Eleotris picta Kner, 1863

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Eleotris picta
[Spotted sleeper]

Photo by Sazima, I.

Northwest to western Cent
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Eleotris pisonis (Gmelin, 1789)

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Eleotris pisonis
[Spinycheek sleeper]
No picture found
Asia

 
Eleotris pseudacanthopomus
[]

Photo by Stender, K.

Oceania
Max. Length 33 cm SL
Eleotris sandwicensis Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875

Photo by Stender, K.
 
Eleotris sandwicensis
[Sandwich Island sleeper]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 21.2 cm TL

 
Eleotris senegalensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Eleotris soaresi
[]
No picture found
Central and South America
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Eleotris tecta
[]
No picture found
Central America

 
Eleotris tubularis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 26.5 cm TL

 
Eleotris vittata
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7.8 cm TL

 
Eleotris vomerodentata
[]
30 Species of Family Eleotridae with Genus Eleotris
(Sleepers)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1853 Eleotris acanthopoma Spinecheek gudgeon Western Pacific 14 SL
1871 Eleotris amblyopsis Large-scaled spinycheek sleeper North to South America 8.3 SL
1939 Eleotris andamensis Asia
1968 Eleotris annobonensis Africa 8.3 SL
1990 Eleotris aquadulcis Freshwater gudgeon Oceania 25 SL
1905 Eleotris balia Asia.
1849 Eleotris brachyurus Asia
1870 Eleotris daganensis Africa 12.1 TL
1964 Eleotris fasciatus Asia 6 SL
1974 Eleotris feai Africa 22.4 TL
1801 Eleotris fusca Dusky sleeper Indo-West Pacific 26 TL
1876 Eleotris lutea Lutea sleeper Indian Ocean 4 TL
1857 Eleotris macrocephala Western Central Pacific
1875 Eleotris macrolepis Western Central Pacific
1832 Eleotris mauritiana Widehead sleeper Africa 25 TL
1853 Eleotris melanosoma Broadhead sleeper Africa, Asia and Oceania 26 SL
1849 Eleotris melanura Asia
1845 Eleotris oxycephala Asia. 15 TL
1984 Eleotris pellegrini Africa 23 TL
1871 Eleotris perniger Smallscaled spinycheek sleeper Western Central Atlantic 13 SL
1863 Eleotris picta Spotted sleeper North to South America 44 SL
1789 Eleotris pisonis Spinycheek sleeper Northwest to western Cent 25 TL
1853 Eleotris pseudacanthopomus Asia
1875 Eleotris sandwicensis Sandwich Island sleeper Oceania 33 SL
1870 Eleotris senegalensis Africa 21.2 TL
1867 Eleotris soaresi Africa 10.6 SL
1996 Eleotris tecta Central and South America 8 SL
1903 Eleotris tubularis Central America
1861 Eleotris vittata Eastern Atlantic 26.5 TL
1984 Eleotris vomerodentata Africa 7.8 TL



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